PYRAMID VALLEY LION'S TOOTH CHARDONNAY 2015

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Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"Embracing the warm 2015 vintage completely, we celebrated stepping in to this harvest with the most beautiful fruit. Perfect flowering, wonderful summer weather conditions allowed for full production off our tiny 2.2 hectare vineyards. Warmer vintages allow for the vine to move further into our soils looking for water, penetrating deep into the limestone at a length of over 5 meters deep. All home wines have moved into a new dimension of flavour and tension solely due to the contribution of the limestone soils we grow on. The wines have years of cellaring potential, are showing their terroir at a vine age of 15 years very different to the earlier years of Pyramid Valley."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"Estate-grown on an east-facing slope at Waikari, in North Canterbury, the distinctive 2015 vintage was fermented in a 50:50 split of old French oak barriques and terracotta clay amphorae from Italy (viewed as a flavour-neutral vessel, compared to barrels.) Light lemon/green, with a lemony fragrance, it's a distinctly Chablis-like wine, crisp and delicate, with citrusy, appley flavours, subtle mealy, biscuity notes adding complexity, a minerally streak, appetising acidity, and a very long finish. A thought-provoking, very elegant and harmonious wine, it's a drink now or cellaring proposition."
95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2015 Vintage)
"Complex, floral, subtle and mineral led aromas; fruits of apple, green plum, white stone fruit and apricot blossom. On the palate – complex, layered, fruity, floral, mineral, chalk and dry. A delightful and tasty wine with a heart and soul, layers of flavours and textures taking chardonnay to a new and exciting place – delicious! Drink now and through 2025."
94/100 James Suckling (2015 Vintage)
"A rich and assertive chardonnay with real power and depth, it delivers abundant peaches, lemon curd and spice with a gently nutty thread in the background. The palate’s assertive, crisp and concentrated, it crystallises and delivers real purity and a bracing sense of refreshment with lemon and nectarine fruits. Drink now.”
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, June 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"​Brilliant pale golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the edge. The nose is elegantly proportioned with a positively concentrated and deep aromas of white and yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with a subtle layer of nuts and chalky mineral complexities, revealing lees elements at the core. The aromatics are fresh, vibrant and lively, and grow to show a degree of robustness. Medium-full bodied, the palate has lively and lusciously rich white and yellow stonefruit flavours forming a deep and well-concentrated core, unfolding nutty and minerally lees notes and complexing detail. The palate has weight and mouthfilling presence, and the mouthfeel is fresh and vibrant providing balance to the robustness. The wine flows along a soft, fine-textured phenolic line, leading to a lingering, weighty finish with thirst-quenching minerals. This is a rich, weighty Chardonnay with plenty of presence and a deep core of stonefruits and minerally lees balanced by fresh, vibrant acidity. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. From an east-facing block, 30% clay, 15-20% active lime. Fruit WBP and indigenous yeast fermented, half in clay giare and half in seasoned French demi-muids to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 10 months on lees in giare and barrel with MLF. 1,820 bottles made."


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